1939 is when founders Max and Verda Foster first bought some farmland outside Modesto and began raising chickens and turkeys.

Today, Foster Farms is still family owned, and the third generation of Fosters are still doing things the Max and Verda way.

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Foster Farms Fresh & Natural chickens are raised cage-free in temperature-controlled barns. The birds thrive on a diet rich in corn and soy, and there’s plenty of access to pure drinking water. Nobody had to tell Max Foster that adding hormones to chicken was wrong — today the USDA makes it illegal. And the good news — in 2013, Foster Farms became the first major poultry company to be independently certified by the American Humane Association.

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Fresh and natural is the way Max and Verda Foster first began, and it’s still a good way to grow. Want to know a little bit more about their commitment to keeping the planet green, and community involvement? Just cluck…er click.